You could do this in the morning before you left for work, on your lunch break or after work -- depending on which time zone you were in. If you get through right away, the call would take no more than 5 minutes. You might have to keep trying, but isn't it worth it?
The only way same-sex binational couples are going to get equal immigration rights is if we make these calls ourselves (and ask our friends, families and supporters to help us). So, get started. Here's some phone numbers for key members of Congress who will be instrumental in immigration reform. And they need to hear from us!
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-8)
235 Cannon House Office Building
District of Columbia 20515-0508
Phone: (202) 225-4965
Fax: (202) 225-8259
Congressman John Conyers (D-MI-14)
2426 Rayburn House Office Building
District of Columbia 20515-2214
Phone: (202) 225-5126
Fax: (202) 225-0072
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-16)
102 Cannon House Office Building
District of Columbia 20515-0516
Phone: (202) 225-3072
Fax: (202) 225-3336
Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL-4)
2266 Rayburn House Office Building
District of Columbia 20515-1304
Phone: (202) 225-8203
Fax: (202) 225-7810
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
313 Hart Senate Office Building
District of Columbia 20510-3203
Phone: (202) 224-6542
Fax: (202) 228-3027
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
433 Russell Senate Office Building
District of Columbia 20510-4502
Phone: (202) 224-4242
Fax: (202) 224-3479
What do you say when someone answers the phone?
Say that you are calling to urge the Representative or Senator to make sure that the Uniting American Families Act (H.R. 1024; S.424), is included in any Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, and this affects you and your family personally.That's it. We've included addresses and fax numbers here for you to send a personal letter. Tell your story. And don't be afraid to fax it as well as snail mail it. Fax'ing is still a very effective way to reach members of Congress.
Tell them that we need truly Comprehensive Immigration Reform to pass to stop families like yours from being torn apart.